Howard Polley (Howie)
Brief Summary / Brief Autobiography
Born in early 1960's and Raised in Danbury Ct. on Meadowbrook Rd. Middle Child with 4 Brothers 2 Sisters, 1 Mom and 1 Dad.
Great Plain School (Grades K-6)
Broadview Junior High School (Grades
Danbury High School (Grades 10-12)
Jobs I do Part Time and Fulltime
Home Organized Personalized Education
Search Engine, Knowledge Base Organizer, Research
Specialist, Virtual Assistant, Web Surfer, Writer, Photographer,
Videographer, Website Developer, Owner, Curator and owner of
, which is an Adventure Travel website and Sports and Recreation Database.
I do mostly humanitarian work. Some of my work makes money and other work that I
do does not make that much money but it does create wealth, a wealth of knowledge.
I Disseminate Knowledge over the Internet so that it can be shared.
Contributing Information to the Collective to be Assimilated. But not like
These are the Fruits of my Labor and they are always in season, enjoy.
I'm Gonna Give All My Secrets Away
This Could Really be a Good Life
My Complete Work History - Income from 1977 to Present
Not every job I worked is Recorded
/ Not all income is Recorded / Collected Unemployment around 10 times.
Before 1977 I did odd jobs for pocket change. In the winter I shoveled
drive ways and walk ways. In the summer I mowed grass. In the fall I raked
leaves. I did chores around the house to get an allowance. I tried to be a
paper boy and deliver news papers but failed miserably. I helped park cars
near the airport during the Danbury Fair. I painted houses too.
Pumping Gas, Mobile Gas Station / Insurance
Adjuster, Norwalk / Recycling Center / House Painter.1978
Tree Sprayer / Floor Sweeper / Sold Avon / Burndy Corporation. Fabricated
Parts / DOD Job, Waterbury Ct.1979
(Material Handler) / California, LA (Door to Door Sales).1980
Danbury Chemical, New Milford (Warehouse Manager / Delivery
California, Hollywood (Starwood Music
Studio) / Sealed Air / Clothes Warehouse Worker / Dishwasher.
Took surveys at the Mall, paid people for their opinion on
consumer tests. I went to Ground School to be a pilot, but I never
took the test or had the money for flying lessons.1983
Danbury Printing and Litho (Material Handler / Fork Lift Driver).
Landscaping, Mowing Lawns / Laborer on a Construction
Job / Built Flat Roofs with Hot Tar.
From 1974 to 1984 I made around $ 31,111.00
Micrognosis, Georgetown (Built
Computer Systems) / Superintendent at Lions Condos (Triangle Apartments).
Consolidated Controls (Built Control Systems for
Nuclear Powered Subs) Had a Secret Clearance.1987
Connecticut Light & Power (Meter Reader).1988
Newtown (Electrical/ Mechanical Technician, ultrasonic probes).
Visionetics (Electrical/ Mechanical Technician)
Quality Control Inspector /
Helped Ben Install Central Vacuum Systems.1991
& Geck , Medical Device Research Division (Lab Technician) Bio-absorbable
Duracell (Engineering Technician R&D of
Alkaline & Lithium Batteries).1993
Systems Wilton, CT (Optics Technician in Clean Room) - Silicone Wafers
used for Integrated Circuits. Pitney Bowes - Mailing Systems.1994
Trumbull, CT Laser Inspecting Systems.1995
in Waterbury (Engineering Technician, Rechargeable).1996
IPEC Precision, Bethel, CT Built and Wired Silicon Wafer Processing
Dresser Industries (Engineering
Technician, Pressure Gauges).1998
Adventure.com website is published. Taught myself Website Design and
Development, still learning new Programming Codes in 2015.1999
Duracell (Experimental Production Technician) Taught myself
Photography and Computers.2000
Kawasaki Rail Car,
Yonkers NY (Subway Train Function Test Technician).2001
Kawasaki Rail Car, Yonkers NY (Subway Train Function Test Technician).
Photography / Videography / Video Editing /
Website Developer / Computer Technician.2003
Fuelcell Energy (Fuelcell Technician).2004
Looking for Adventure.com
Years with N/A
, I did have some income, but for some reason it was not reported.
Sword (Engineering Technician R&D).
From 1985 to 2005 I made around $ 477,490.00
Servicing POS equipment (point of
sales) in major department & food stores in Ct.2007
Looking for Adventure.com2008
Begins. Visited Galapagos Islands / (stopped using Myspace, went on Facebook). This is the year I
started to deliberately educate myself. Got rid of my Car and cable TV.
Ride my bike and use the internet.2009
Visited Texas and New Mexico again. 93rd Indianapolis
500. Legosfan.com website published.2010
Camping Trip (Vermont). Senior Citizen Stories.com website published.
Foraging for Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants Tour.2011
worked mostly on Basic Knowledge 101, but still working on Looking
for Adventure.com and other websites. Maine Camping Acadia National Park.2012
Knowledge 101.com website published.2013
Relevance Today.com website published, still in Beta.
Howardpolley.com website published.2015
collecting all the valuable knowledge and information that I can find and
then organizing everything into categories and then posting everything on
Basic Knowledge 101.com
And still updating
Senior Citizen Stories.com
, Howardpolley.com and
(So I have 6 Personal Websites
with the majority of the work going towards BK101).
I started doing
Caregiving work for my 91 year old father. Since 2008, I have worked on
Basic Knowledge 101 on the average of 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. I
have worked over 40,000 hours so far in the last 11 years. That is
equivalent to working 30 years at the same job. And I still have a lot
more work to do.
The most important job I do now is with Basic Knowledge 101, I’m making a difference, just not as quickly as needed
40 years of work and I hardly have anything to show for it, except a lot of vacations, lots of photos, I had around 10
girlfriends, owned around 15 different cars, did lots of drinking in bars, attended 100’s of music concerts, ate lots of food, bought too many clothes, had
3 motorcycles, 4 Bicycles and still have 2 bikes, own 4 computers and one old
plasma TV, I have 2 old stereo receivers, a blue-ray player, and over 100
Music CD’s. I Lived in the same place for 30 years with 18 different
roommates, with most of them being female roommates. (As of August 2015, I have Never
Been Married and I have no Children).
Looking at all the receipts, I
bought a lot of things, software, hardware, computers, cameras, camera
equipment. I bought a lot of junk too, I was a mindless consumer. Luckily
I lived in a condo with limited space.Companies that I Started:
Nutec (Outsourcing Mechanical Assemblies).
Saving the Environment
Through Technologies (Environmental Products).
Howies Creative Images
(Photography and Video) (2 Calendars, 4 Photo Books, Flower Note Cards).
Looking for Adventure Inc. (Travel, Sports and Recreation).
websites and built about 20 other websites in all.Activities and
Besides people watching, socializing, nature watching,
writing, and sitting around just thinking...these are some of my
Skydived (freefall), Bungy jumped from a Crane, Hot Air Balloon Ride,
White Water Rafting Class 5 Rapids, 4X4, Flew in a Small plane and
Sailplane Glider, Para-Sailing, Rode Motorcycles, Rode Bicycles,
Mountain Biked, Kayaked, Canoed, Hiked up 20 different Mountains, Scuba
Dived to 100 feet, Snorkeled, Swam in rivers, lakes, oceans and streams,
Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Snow Sledding, Ice Hockey, High Dived off
Rock Ledges, Rope Swings, Climbed Trees, Played Football (flag, tackle,
touch), Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Wrestling, Boxing, Karate, Soccer,
Volleyball, Tennis, Darts, Ping-pong, Ice Skating, Roller Blading,
Frisbee, Golf, Video games, Foosball, Weight Lifting, Jogging, Cave
spelunking, Rode a Mechanical Bull, Rode Mini Bikes and Homemade
Go-carts, went Boating, Sailing, Rode Roller Coasters, Alpine slide,
played Billiards, Camped out 100’s of times, Rode Horses, Skateboarded,
went Bowling, Sang songs, Rock Climbing (indoor and outdoor) shot guns,
pellet guns, bb guns, arrows. Went Fishing (fly and deep sea), Handball,
Dancing, Racquetball, Watched over 2,000 movies, Drove cars over a million
miles, Slot Car Racing, Paintball. Never broke a bone in my body even
after having several car accidents, motorcycle accidents, sports injuries,
and so on.Places I Visited:
Spent the summer months in Florida 3
times and visited a few other times, I Lived in California 2 times and
visited 5 other times, Drove Across America in 4 weeks, Visited around 50
National Parks, visited Ecuador in South America, traveled to the
Galapagos Islands, Canadian Rockies, Quebec, Montreal, New Brunswick, Nova
Scotia, Been to England 3 times, visited the Netherlands, Holland,
Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Athens Greece. I've driven through
almost every state in America.I haven't owned a car in over 10
years since 2008
. I haven't had cable TV or Satellite TV in over 10 years. I have a
pay as you go Smartphone. I don't buy paper towels or buy bottled
water. I use a backpack or reusable grocery bag when food shopping. I
ride my bicycle almost everywhere.
.Since I was Born in 1960
up to 2016.
My Heart has beat over 2 billion times.
I have traveled 37,094,025,717
miles through space on my spaceship called Earth.
I have traveled over
32,496,627,730 miles around the Sun on my spaceship called Earth.
have traveled over 270,805,235,560 miles through the Milky Way on my
spaceship called Earth.
Since I was Born in 1960.
The earth has had
270 major eruptions.
A coast redwood's growth in my lifetime was 70'
World Population has increased by 4,378,974,225
In my life there
have been 122 solar eclipses
in my lifetime Tectonic plate movement on
the East Pacific Rise was 27' 1"
in my lifetime 1.4 billion lost acres
in my lifetime Over 2 billion people have died, while
the population grew over 3 billion more people.
in my lifetime since
1960 earths average temp was 57.2 in 2013 it is 58.3
If was born on the
planet Mars I would be 28 years old instead of 55.I know I will never
. I will be working till the day my body dies. Basic Knowledge 101
will always be evolving, and so will I right along with it. Once you
realize how many things that you can do, you can't help but try to do as
many as possible. I know I can't do everything, but it doesn't stop me
from trying to do as much as I can, especially knowing how much work the
world needs. If I don't do then who will? I really don't mind working till
I old and dying, as long as I can save lives and make improvements. My Social Security Check will be $750.00 a month, if I wait till
I’m 70, I will get $1,320.00 a month.
Then it all started with a dream in 1998. As search engines
where indexing the internet, I immediately knew that this treasure trove
of information and knowledge needed some organizing. So I set out to build
my first website that was devoted to travel, sports and recreation,
something that I was passionate about. With some help from a good friend
who was a Uconn graduate that I work with at Duracell in Danbury, Ct., I
was taken to a computer fair
where I was told that MS FrontPage would be
the perfect software that would help me build my first website, which
ended up being called
Looking for Adventure.com
. I never knew where it
would lead me, all I knew was that this is something that I needed do.
Even though I was
more focused on organizing the internet, I had to learn
a lot more then just the internet. I had to learn about Website
Development, Computers, Photography and Consulting. And if you want to stay up to date
on all the new technologies and all the new software, you have to
continually educate yourself and stay up to date, other wise you will fall
behind and miss the perfect wave.
holding bachelor's degrees earn about $2.0 million over their lifetime,
while associate's degree graduates only reach about $1.1 million, and
about $910,000 for high school graduates. If your average salary is
$35,000, working for 40 years, then the average American would earn
$1,400,000 in their lifetime. The Average Joe like me of course makes
much less when adjusted for reality.
Of course the money that I
earned over the years, or anyone else earned, does not measure the value
of the work that that was performed, or the Cost to the environment. Did
society benefit from my work? Or was I just contributing to the slow decay
of the human race? The money earned is only saying that work was being
preformed for a particular price, it does not say if the work made any
difference, or whet the real cost was.
Two Celebrities who kind of look like Me
Howie Polley Name Meaning
" is in what way
or by what means. "ie
" is to say in other words. "Pol
" is a person
active in politics. "ley
" is a field covered with grass or herbage and
suitable for grazing by livestock. Translation:
A way to use words in
social relations to support and promote.
The name "Howard
"" is an
old Germanic name meaning 'Heart Protector'. A peaceful man, kind to all
things of Gods creation, unselfish, he will share his wisdom with all,
thinks always of others. "Any way that's what I read on a key chain
that I bought at a gas station"
Some of My Nicknames
How, Howitzer, Word, Howie Lujah, Pollywog, Righteous Dude,
Howie Kapowie, Howiedoin, Howiewood, and Howweird.
When I was a boxer my
boxing name was Muhammad Howie. When you switch the letter A with R you
My future Buddhist name has been divined to be:
Teacher Jeweled Feet. ( Dharma /
Howard Polley Digital Translation
(Between Bars ||a|r|s,
just so it can print |65| as in the 65th letter of the computer alphabet
and not to be interpreted as "six followed by a five.")
(What the computer
sees and what numbers it uses for each of the letters)
(Translated human or decimal numbers to Hexadecimal numbers)
(My name in 1's and 0's)
There is not one word that describes me. Not even a book or a
biography could ever fully describe me.
I'm constantly learning and growing thus I'm always reexamining and
redefining myself. It's like trying to describe a flower before it
blooms. The best is always still to come.
I don't play "Not my
Job", I play "I guess this is my job too"...
Note to self: Work on
my responses when people ask dumb questions...Cyber Trek
Cyberspace, the second to the last final frontier
These are the voyages
of adventure geek Howard Polley
His on going mission, to explore
strange new websites
to seek out new and exciting adventures
boldly go where no adventure geek has gone before... outside
pioneer on the new frontier"
I'm in that moment between Impulse
Drive and Warp Drive, where information goes from Observation right
which does not mean that I will be moving too fast,
It simply means that my Travel Time will be much quicker.
not the only one who uses the nickname Righteous Dude so don't confuse me
with someone else. Righteous Dude is a slang term meaning a very
charismatic man who is well liked by nearly everyone. A prime
example of this term is the character Ferris Bueller, from the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"